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Letter: Vietnam veterans deserve to hold their heads high

Vietnam veterans deserve to hold their heads high

In his April 26 Viewpoints article about American involvement in Vietnam, Edward Cuddy makes reference to “atrocities.” Has there ever been a war without atrocities? What he fails to mention is the countless times American soldiers risked their own lives in order to avoid civilian casualties. Unlike many other nations, when an atrocity occurred, the United States investigated it, publicized it and prosecuted it.

Those of us who served in Vietnam had every right to return home with our heads held high. We still cherish the motto “Vietnam Veterans – America’s Best – Then and Now.”

Paul E. Rudnicki

U.S. Army, 1969-1970

West Seneca